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presidency. behind the headlines, former michigan governor jennifer granholm on her tumultuous years leading that state - and what america can learn from michigan. >> hello, i'm irene natividad in for bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. i'm happy to report bonnie will return to the show in two weeks. we begin today with charges the early obama white house was not a good place for women: >> the boys teamed up with the boys and the girls with the girls and all of a sudden, the boys were running things and the women felt left out. >> these charges are in a new book "confidence men," by pulitzer prize-winning journalist ron suskind. he details how top female advisers felt excluded from key policy decisions. senior advisor valerie jarrett does not dispute gender friction in the early days but says it was addressed. >> the president was very aware there were some issues and we did spend some time talking about it and i suggested this dinner and he thought it was a terrific idea and, in fact, set it up immediately and encourag
the crowd in detroit, michigan, singing "respect." the president looking for some of that today as the jobs debate kicking off in earnest there. president obama set to deliver live remarks at a labor day event in detroit minutes from now. he will be laying the ground work for his major address to a joint session of congress thursday night when the president reaches the podium there. we will bring you those remarks live. we expect him to begin speaking in about 15 minutes. >> i'm craig melvin. we are keeping our eye on the weather situation in the gulf. again, just minutes away from president obama's speech in the motor city. he is headed to detroit, michigan. we are expecting the president to celebrate the american workforce while actually talking about the u.s. economy. all of this just days before that major speech on jobs and the economy. nbc's kristen welker joinings us live from the white house this afternoon. kristen? >> reporter: hi there, craig. that's right we expect the president to speak momentarily. white house officials tell me he'll be talking about the importance
america. and i want you to know, we will not let michigan become a right -to-work-for-less state. we will defeat financial martial law for fighting together, standing together and winning together. i'm proud to stand with my brothers and sisters from detroit any time, any place. god bless you and happy labor day. and now i'm very pleased and honored to introduce a woman who stands with working people every single day, a real warrior for working men and women whose -- who's lifted up the department of labor so that it works for working families again and again and again and again. please welcome our warrior, our friend, the secretary of labor, hilda solis. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. all right. >> all right. how's everybody? is labor in the house? labor in the house? happy labor day, detroit. [cheers and applause] >> it's great to be back in the motor city and especially with my good friend, president rich trumpka and all of our union leaders and my former congressional colleagues that are also here. give them all a round of applause, please. [applause] >> and of course it's s
in michigan. we'll talk to the michigan republican chair. >>> courting chris christie. even "snl" is weighing in. >> that concludes tonight's debate. as a reminder to chris christie, it's wide open, buddy. an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement available only with liberty mutual auto insurance, if your car's totaled, we give you the money for a car one model year newer. to learn more, visit us today. responsibility. what's your policy? ♪ [ dog barks ] [ birds chirping ] ♪ [ mechanical breathing ] [ engine turns over ] ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new volkswagen passat. a new force in the midsize category. ♪ whose non-stop day starts with back pain... and a choice. take advil now and maybe up to four in a day. or choose aleve and two pills for a day free of pain. way to go, coach. ♪ i'm sore. use new bengay cold therapy, the only one with pro-cool technology that relieves pain with a blast of cold. it's the same technology used by physical therapists and chiropractors. first, the revolutionary pro-cool technology penetrates the skin releasing an army o
, but threatening from above, at michigan stadium, torrential rain and lightning sent 110,000 fans scrambling for cover. twice. >> we are suspended here. >> reporter: cutting short the michigan-western michigan game with about a minute and a half left in the third quarter. both teams agreed it was too dangerous to go on, handing michigan the win. >> we're worried about the kids, you know? you go out there and you play yoyo heart out and then you're back in for another half hour and you get five-minute warmup and then all of a sudden the lightning strike comes again and then you come back in -- it didn't look like this was going to get any better. >> reporter: it didn't. not in michigan or iowa city, where, for the first time ever, lightning and rain delayed iowa's home opener against tennessee tech. another historic first? at notre dame, three hours of storm delays, two evacuations of the 80,000-seat stadium. >> and they announced an evacuation of the stadium just as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime. >> reporter: ironically, moments earlier, the parents of declan sullivan were
as presidential hopefuls said the campaign trail. mitt romney stopped in michigan. i am planning on doing well here. actually, if i become a nominee and i think we can take michigan and this will be the state that send barack obama to the most appropriate retirement. during his speech, rick perry said he knows how to guide the country in the right direction. >> americans are ready for change. they're not talking about the rhetoric of change, they're talking about a record of change, every day, as a president a will get up and i will to that oval office and i will try to make washington d.c. as inconsequential in your life as i can. every day! [applause] met and it remains to be seen will and in the white house but it will be in action packed free to the finish line. president obama will be here in the area tomorrow and monday. he is expected to attend a few fund-raisers in the town hall meeting. nicotiana felt is previewing the president's plans. president obama it is expected to arrive late sunday afternoon for two different campaigning events. the first is a fund-raising reception at the hom
march in indian head park and burr ridge >>affair the resurfacing of michigan avenue got underway this morning-got a partner transportation as repaving from illinois all the way to oak street design and lake shore drive from oak to division one or two lanes will be closed throughout the project and c-dot city crews will use as little progress base as possible there will also be parking restrictions in certain areas as the crews repair the sidewalks and curbs the project is expected to last for mid november. nearly 55,000 senior citizens and cook county are missing out on property tax breaks that they're entitled to receive a new state law was approved last year the removed automatic exemptions for homeowners under 65 over 65 ... that means seniors must reapply for the exemption every year property-tax bills are expected to arrive next week and officials say that seniors should double check their bills and apply for the homestead exemption before paying their property taxes >>and one arrested and charged with a crime in the city of our rural will now live to pay $50 processing fe
. and i'll ask the former governor of michigan how to get people back to work. and a prime minister speaks out about the terror attacks that shocked the world. this is "piers morgan tonight." today president obama billed a 3 trillionplan to cut the deficit. reduce spending in iraq and afghanistan and higher taxes on the wealthiest american. republican leaders promptly dismissed it calling the plan class warfare. does the president's plan have a chance? joining me is gene sperling director of the national economic council. thank you for joining me. the president announced today he'll go after the rich. the republicans say that is a form of class warfare. the president says it's math. but the reality is it is class warfare. the rich are a class and he's going after them. >> it's the opposite. the president is asking for balance, for shared sacrifice. he's asking for everybody to contribute and getting our long-term deficit down. he wants a plan that will be strong and powerful. the american jobs act. but we come to fiscal discipline, we all have to be in this together. when the president put
. >> reporter: the most ferocious opponent was not on the field, but threatening from above, at michigan stadium, torrential rain and lightning sent 110,000 fans scrambling for cover. twice. >>>>e are suspended here. >> reporter: cutting short the michigan-western michigan game with about a minute and a half left in the third quarter. both teams agreed it was too dangerous to go on, handing michigan the win. >> we're worried about the kids, you know? you go out there and you play your heart out and then you're back into another half hour and you get five-minute warm up and then the lightning strike comes again and then you come back in -- it didn't look like this was going to get any better. >> reporter: it didn't. not in michigan or iowa city, where, for the first time ever, lightning and rain delayed iowa's home opener against tennessee tech. another historic first? at notre dame, three hours of storm delays, two evacuations of the 80,000-seat stadium. >> and they announced an evacuation of the stadium just as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime. >> reporter: i ronnicly, moments ea
from my life." michael, there's a story today out of michigan politics, out of benton harbor, michigan, that i saved until this point in the show because i really want to get your take on it as well as what's going on with the republican presidential candidates. can you hold on one second? >> absolutely, yes. >> we'll be back with michael moore. >>> two quick vignettes from republican america in today's news. first from benton harbor, michigan, a town taken over after the new republican controlled legislature and michigan's new republican governor expanded and beefed up a law covering emergency financial managers. under the new law the state government can declare a local emergency, overrule local elections and replace any locally elected officials. republican governor rick snyder's administration will weigh in and do what they want in a town or a school district. they will override local democracy and local control. in april the emergency manager put in charge of benton harbor, michigan, declared unilaterally the elected officials of the city would hence worth be allowed to do three t
first! we have the resources! >> meanwhile, michigan, another battleground state, and the battle is playing out this weekend. governors perry and romney were there at a republican party event. candy crowley will have straw poll results that are due a little later this hour. we'll chat with her about that. meanwhile, listen to mitt romney talk about what he'll do on day one as president. >> the burden of regulation is even larger than the burden of our taxation. if i'm president the first thing i'm going to do on day one is issue an executive order saying all the regulations put in place by barack obama's administration are put on hold and we're getting rid of the ones that killed jobs. >> again we are expecting results of that straw poll in michigan coming up at the bottom of the hour. we'll check in with candy crowley. >>> six minutes past the hour now. 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street during the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we told you about these protests last week when they first started. demonstrators you see here have been gathering
. >> in michigan, where he is well known, he did quite well. mitt romney did well in michigan. but again, rick perry a distant second. >> i think we are seeing some weaknesses of the last two weeks where this has played out. he is not the strongest debater which he has acknowledged. there are some issues in a book that he wrote that has provided material for mitt romney to attack him on. he sees them as unelectable and someone who cannot be barack obama in the general election. you will see rick perry come out and attacked mr. romney has not a true conservative and somebody that republican frontrunners cannot support. >> there is question whether the governor of new jersey chris christie will run. he seemed a little frustrated with that speculation. it is almost as if it will weaken the whole ticket. >> this has been going on for months. he said fairly definitively that he is not -- >> [unintelligible] >> it is still as definitive as you can be and still there are people out there who say so. >> there have been people who are emphatic. >> now there is desire for him to jump in. but it is stil
to workboard on the way game. sunday's a 69-year-old motor dame fan says michigan fans gave him cpr, him a call got after -- he is now in good condition. thinks the michigan fans he thankslife and them. game broke his heart. the wolverines beat the irish there. >> but it's a >>> time is running out to enter the great grocery give away. on our facebook page. a 700 this card to safelight. to safeway. card we will announce it at 5:00. let's -- >>> let's share this video we've possible tornado or water spout. the 75thme damage on of ocean city. you can see the video at wjla.com. view the whole thing and y from the people who shot it. the rain is slowly ending. be clearing and cooled morning, in the low '40's and '50's. then a stretch of fall-like weather into the weekend. >> we can handle that. weather into the weekend. >> welook, every day we're using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of theiggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 ye
purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. rogers: mr. speaker, i have a bill at the desk. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 1892. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. pursuant to house resolution 392 and rule 18, the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 1892. the chair appoints the gentlelady from michigan, mrs. miller, to preside over the committee of the whole. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 1892, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to authorize appropriations for the fiscal year 2012 for intelligence and intelligence related activities of the united states government, the community management account, and the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system, and for other purposes. the chair: pursuant to the rule, the bill is considered as read the
night, and let's take a look at some of the video we've got here on the ipad, this is monroe, michigan, the bomb exploding last night, leaving a man and two children inside the vehicle, in serious condition. now, monroe is about 20 miles outside of toledo, ohio, and you can see the blackened shell of what's left of that car after the explosion that went off on a street that was lined with trees. thankfully, not near any homes or businesses. police say their investigation right now in the very early stages, you can see the federal agents there as part of this right now, the atf is taking the lead on this. and as we get more information, we'll bring it to you. right now, though, they are saying a car bomb, going off in monroe, michigan. as we get more we'll pass it on to you. jon: a man and two children hurt, is that right? >> a man and two children, they are in serious condition. jon: you can imagine, when you see what's left of that car. rick, thanks. jenna: new video is just crossing our international desk in the newsroom. this reportedly the scene in the holmes province in syria this
powerless. i think the people in michigan really node -- need a hand. we need work, we want work. that's all. we don't want a handout. we want jobs. >> in michigan on monday, mr. obama said he's prepared to fight for his new job growth proposals, defend organized labor and take steps to restore america's middle class. he also expressed hope for the future of detroit. >> it's like the commercial says. this is a city that's been to heck and back. and while there are a lot of challenges here, i see a city that's coming back. you ask somebody here if times are tough, they'll say, yeah, it's tough but we're tougher. look at what we're doing to overcome. look at what we're doing to rebuild and re-invent and redefine what it means to live in this great city. >> well, in a sign that president obama's optimism may not be for nothing, a general motors plan to once produce gas-guzzlie ining sedans has be reborn as the only automobile factor of its kind in the united states. casey wian has more from o'ryan, michigan. >> reporter: brad was working at a gm plan in the wisconsin that was about to close in
the house's on friday. >>> and a michigan straw poll over the weekend, romney registers just over 50% of the vote with the texas governor finishing far back in second place with 17%. perry also finished a distant second in saturday's florida straw poll to businessman herman cain. cain with a surprising 37% of the vote with perry's 15%. romney finished third in florida with 15%. perry had been considered the front-runner until his disappointing performance at thursday's gop debate. what does this mean for the gop race? we'll ask herman cain live when he joins us right here on "american morning" at 7:40 eastern. >>> president obama is keeping the focus on his jobs plan. after a fund-raiser in seattle, the president will attend a series of evens in california today beginning with a town hall. live at the white house, dan lothian is here to tell us more. >> reporter: about 250 people expected to be at that town hall. we're told the questions will be posed by members of link'd in, also the ceo of that company will pose questions to the president. the focus of that town hall will be on the
of michigan politics, out of benton harbor, michigan, that i saved until this point in the show because i really want to get your take on it as well as what's going on with the republican presidential candidates. can you hold on one second? >> absolutely, yes. >> we'll be back with michael moore. ing that goal to become a principal. but, i have to support my family, so how do i go back to school? university of phoenix made it doable. i wouldn't be where i am without that degree. my name is dr. carrie buck. i helped turn an at risk school into an award winning school, and i am a phoenix. [ male announcer ] university of phoenix is proud to sponsor education nation. because we believe an educated world is a better world. [ male announcer ] university of phoenix is proud to sponsor education nation. wait a second... with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the lof d the look os in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. can make it from australia to a u.s. lab to a patient in time for surgery may seem like a trumped-up hollywood premise. ♪ but if
for the white house and the politics of the economy. joining us, former democratic governor of michigan jennifer granholm. republican strategist alex castellanos. white house correspondent for "the new york times," helene cooper. and senior political analyst for "time" magazine, mark halperin. >>> good morning. after a week spent taking his case on the road and urging congress to pass his jobs bill, tomorrow the president will lay out his plan to reduce the deficit. "the new york times" reporting this morning that president obama will call for a new minimum tax rate for millionaires and will dub the proposal the buffett rule in reference to billionaire warren buffett who has advocated that the superrich should pay their fair share of taxes. but what are the prospects now among republicans? what sort of plan is realistic in the midst of this election cycle? here with us for two live interviews, the republican leader of the senate, mitch mcconnell, and former president of the united states, bill clinton. leader mcconnell, let me start with you and ask you whether this president's plan on a million
in michigan, and he is set to deliver a speech in downtown detroit. it should serve as a preview to his big thursday night speech on job creation. i'm joined mou live by the mayor of lancing, michigan. mr. mayor, thank you for joining me. >> my pleasure. >> what are your expectations for the president's visit to your state? >> well, look, we're happy -- always happy to have him in michigan to see what's actually happening on the ground. you know, we're grateful for his action in saving the auto industry, which is going strong. that's an investment in gm and chrysler that is paying back. that's what is saving us in lancing. our manufacturings sector is -- it's coming -- barrelling back, and it's a reminder that we need to put the p in gdp. the reality is you have to make things in america. that's the problem. it's the outsourcing and the off shoring that is practically killing the economy. we need a main street agenda. what i am hoping to hear from the president is his willingness to go even further. the transportation thing, yeah, that's important. we need to put the p back in gdp. we need
to michigan state and notre dame, spencer t. >> spencer: nermd trying to avoid the third 0-3 start in program history and for his part george atkinson iii doing it for 89 yards on this one, the distance, there he goes down the stretch. that put them up 14-3. >> tony: tommy rees, why he's the starter. irish go up 28-10 and win comfortably. >> tim: michigan state did not look good in this game, not at all. elsewhere, west virginia hangs on and beats maryland 37-31. got a big lead thep the terps made a come-back behind the arm of danny o'brien. he did have three picks today. auburn and clemson. big win for dabo swinney. >> spencer: tajh boyd hits allen. >> tony: boyd finds sammy watkins. watkins is off to the races. 65-yard touchdown gives clemson their first lead of the game, you're right, big win for dabo swinney. >> tim: incredible when you think about it. coming up we've got more scores, highlights plus we'll talk about the latest in conference realignment. when "the jeep post-game show" continues. you don't always know where life will take you. but when you're driving the new 2011 jeep comp
. >>> the great escape. a michigan suspect manages to slip out of handcuffs and through a police cruiser's window. >>> a collision course. a bus driver tries to beat a train, causing a deadly wreck in a bus driver tries to beat a train, causing a deadly wreck in argentina. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. today we begin with a major gop victory. at a time when president obama can least afford it, republicans have scored an upset in a house race being called a referendum on the president's handling of the economy. last night retired media executive and political newcomer, bob turner, narrowly dwooed defeated david weprin according to the associated press. democrats outnumber republicans three to one in new york's ninth congressional district, which hasn't sent a republican to congress in nearly 90 years. turner replaces congressman anthony weiner, a seven-term democrat who resigned in the wake of a sexting scandal in june. in nevada, former republican state senator mark amodei coasted to a victory in a district that's never elected a democrat. >>> meanwhile
in the pacific early saturday morning. >>> in wisconsin, folks near lake michigan had a rare sighting of their own this weekend. time lapsed video shows a waterspout spinning over the surface of the lake near milwaukee. fortunately, the only tornados spotted were the ones that form over water. >>> finally, a sight that could put your stomach in a tailspin this weekend. the seventh annual world tamale eating championship was held in texas. the defending champ retained his title by scarfing down a nauseating 67 tamales in just 12 minutes. the feat earned him $1,500. >>> now for a look at your national weather, we turn to meteorologist todd santos. did you see that video? >> look at everyone's face there i'm suddenly not hungry. >> the last guy -- >> it's painful to watch. i don't know how they do it. good morning. want to look at the tropics. we'll talk about some ties to what's going on to our weather here across the lower 48. only one thing in the atlantic with a name, that's tropical storm felipe. that was ophelia. wanted to mention this. you can see that moisture moving up towards t
, right here. >> in michigan, unemployment -- >> the wrong tape rolled. the story talk about the political aspects of the race. a political expert mentioned that because things went so well -- we have the story cued up. it should be airing momentarily. >> as a downtown street slowly return to normal, the focus of the inaugural grand prix slowly shift to the mayor, stephanie rollins break. -- blake. >> if there had been a disaster, if nobody had shown up, if there had been a murder or something, she would have been in trouble. >> matthew cranston is a political analyst. he says this was great. >> she had more at stake than the city did. because of the timing. early voting has already begun. it is just 10 days away from the election. this is a very risky operation. there are lots of things that could have gone wrong. if she gets credit, it is that things did not go wrong. >> the grand prix was successful all around. the mayor acknowledged some critics mistook the event as an opportunity for her to shine. >> this was never about me. it was about racing, tourism, and economic development, maki
by the gentleman from new york, mr. reed, as the proponent and the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, as the opponent. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. reed: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. reed: madam speaker, i also ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subjectle of bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. . mr. reed: madam speaker, i am pleased to offer this resolution of disapproval of the request from the president of the united states to borrow an additional $1.5 trillion. dealing with this national debt is one of the primary reasons why i ran for congress. it is to stop the endless borrowing of washington, d.c., on the backs of our children and our grandchildren. i am also pleased to offer it in the house as a demonstration of a commitment to ending the decades' old borrow and spend practices and mentality that runs rampant here in washington. our national
to congress. rick from michigan, republican. caller: your guests represent two different points of view. i do not want one guy to speak to me at all. the one problem in the government is the federal reserve. we have been under the thumb of the reserve from 1913. these people are running the economy. obama cannot do anything. the congress has given up their constitutional responsibility. we need to redo this whole thing. the system is broke. we pay a gasoline tax. that is supposed to pay all the road costs. we're paying too much tax as it is. we need to eliminate the federal income tax. the others need to be looked at. we have to look at the monetary system. if you print another $447 billion -- we are broke. host: does get reaction. what did you think about his comments? -- let's get reaction. guest: he doesn't want me to talk because i do not agree with this point of view. one of the big problems of the federal reserve is that it is not doing as much as it could be doing to fight the recession. you have ben bernanke doing a lot of pretty aggressive moves. he has not done big quantitative easi
rally in detroit michigan the event headlined by president obama. moments before he took to the table teamster's president jimmy hoffa had this to say about the tea party. >> we have to keep an eye on the balance we face the war on workers. you see it is everywhere, it is the tea party. there's only one way to beat and win that war. the one thing about working people is, we like a good fight. they got a war, they got a war with us and there is only going to be one winner, it is going to be the workers of michigan and america. we are going to win that war. president obama, this is your army. we are ready to march. everybody here has a vote. if we go back and keep the eye on the prize, let's take these [ bleep ] out and give america back to america where we belong. thank you very much! >> sean: almost immediately following that classless declaration of war was the president's turn address the crowd. rather than condemn the hateful rhetoric spewed by hoffa the president praised him by name, even saying he's proud of him. now we've been one day removed from the speech white house aides co
republican hopefuls hit the campaign trail romney step in michigan highlighting his family roots when >> i'm planning on doing well here in michigan i agree it take michigan with in the republican column and send brock obama to retirement in will >> both the men wore a pending the mackinaw conference in michigan will perry said he knows what people need and will point the country in the right direction >> americans are ready for pier talking about a revenue attained will every day is your president i will go to that oval and i would try to make was in dc as consequential as i can >> every day what the sunshine state of florida room had presidential candidates wit. it remains to be seen what who " will wind up in the white house but it will be a race to the finish line >> much more ahead on kron 4 weekend burst a programming note the blue angels and the leeway will be on saturday october 8th at the creepy and we will have a one hour special and now >> check with enwreathed they are 640 years old about 16 in. tall and they are powerful we will tell you about them coming up on kron 4 weekend
him. the other straw poll was in michigan. mitt romney blew everyone away there with 51% of the vote. perry got just 17%. romney, by the way, is from michigan and he won the state's primary in 2008. >>> two americans will be waking up in the united states this morning after they were freed in iran. josh fattal and shane bauer stepped off a plane in new york. they were arrested in iran in 2009 after allegedly hiking over the border from iraq. they told reporters they were hostages, not prisoners. held in almost complete isolation. >> from the very start the only reason we have been held hostage is because we are american. >> every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would immediately remind us of comparable conditions at guantanamo bay, remind us of cia prisons in other parts of the world and conditions iranians experience in prisons in u.s. >> the two talked about how they heard the screams of other inmates and what they called a total sham of a trial. >>> let's head to atlanta now and economic in with meteorologist reynolds wolf is in today. >> you never know exactly
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